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Where DOI Employees Get Their Information

The Interior Library provides a full range of professional reference and research services, available to Interior employees in both the Washington, DC, area and nationwide. The collections include Departmental publications, as well as related books, journals, electronic databases and other resources that support the mission of the Department, its agencies, and bureaus.

A new temporary Interior Library is now open in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building.  Due to the modernization of wing 1 of the building, the Interior Library's historic Reading Room and stack areas have been closed to patrons.

More on the impact of the Modernization Project on Library services

The DOI Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of Interior Building, is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays). Phone:   (202) 208-5815
Fax:       (202) 208-6773

Upcoming Programs

Training on Electronic Resources

Third Thursday's of the Month, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The remaining sessions in 2014 will be held on September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18.

Please join the Interior Library staff for a regular training series on the many electronic and online resources available through the Library's website. Usually on the third Thursday of the month from 1 to 2 pm, the Library staff will review features of the website, including features and basic search techniques for online databases available to DOI employees at their desktops. Databases such as HeinOnline, Westlaw, JSTOR, ProQuest Congressional, and ProQuest National Newspapers will be covered at the request of attendees. The Reference Staff will also be available to answer other specific online research related questions you may have.

Park Ranger Speaker Series

New! Please register for a Park Ranger Talk here.

The McMillan Plan

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

John Muir Room, Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building

In 1901 Senator James McMillan of Michigan organized the Senate Park Commission, better known as the McMillan Commission, to undertake a new plan for the National Mall.  This plan represented a milestone in the "History of Comprehensive Urban City Planning" within the United States and produced the systematic current layout of both the National Mall and Mall Areas within the heart of the "federal central enclave" of our Nation's Capital.

The John Muir Room is located in the basement level of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, adjacent to the Rachel Carson Room and towards the back of the Interior Department's cafeteria. 

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Training Sessions


New! Please register for a Training Session here.

EBSCO Online: Introduction and New Features

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

EBSCO's online databases provide access to thousands of journals and reference sources in a wide variety of subject areas. EBSCO's leading online full text databases offer access to full text articles from peer-reviewed journals published by many of the world's most prestigious publishers.

Please Note: This program will be held in the new temporary Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building.  It is also being offered to remote users as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the DOI Library by e-mail at for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.

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Electronic Resources for Departmental Employees

Others must come to the Interior Library to use these databases, or contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.

Due to budget reductions imposed as a result of sequestration, the Library will no longer be able to provide access to EBSCO's Science & Technology Collection, EBSCO Online's Environment Complete, and the National Technical Reports Library databases after April 29, 2013. We will also no longer provide access to Westlaw at the Library Reading Room's patron workstations. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

General Interest
Law and Public Policy
Academic OneFile Hein Online
EBSCO Online
ProQuest Congressional Collections
Gale Directory Library
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library
U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Science Direct


Find Electronic Journals By Title

To help you determine whether and where a needed journal is available online, we provide this complete, searchable alphabetical list of titles. If you're not sure where to find a journal online, try this list first.

The list combines the full-text journals and other periodicals in all the database services to which the Library has access. Also included are some single subscriptions as well as some journals freely available on the Internet. Most entries include coverage dates, and all entries have links directly to the journal.

Please direct your questions on database searching strategies to a Reference Librarian.


The Federal Depository Library Program

As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Interior Library provides local, no-fee access to Federal government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance. Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections. The Interior Library has received Federal depository materials since its designation in 1895.